Tsum boy, Tenzin Nyudrup, was a candidate to be recognized as the late Great Mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog’s reincarnation.
5 years after the great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog passed away. Since then, with great devotion hundreds and hundreds of true devoted Sangha and lay disciples of the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog from all over the world who have extracted the nectar of the late yogi’s Holy teachings, especially the communities of Omin Jangchup Choe Ling (Kopan Monastery), Kachoe Gyakyil Ling (Kopan Nunnery), Daychen Lhundrup Monastery and Rachen Jangchup Choeling Nunnery in the Himalayan region called Tsum, plus overseas Dharma centers and Sangha and lay communities have strongly prayed for great benefit for Buddha Dharma and numberless sentient beings so desperately needed by praying for the swift return of the true un-mistaken reincarnation of the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog.
On the 17th December 2005 the Great Mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog’s reincarnation is recognized by HH the 14th Dalai Lama and the Reincarnation is a 3 and half years old boy from Tsum. Khensur Losang Tsering Rinpoche said “Now we are very relieved, very happy, and very fortunate to have found the unmistaken reincarnation. Since His Holiness recognized Him, that’s the most accurate and most important. So now even though there is the same continuum of the same person and the same realizations, but for the benefit of deluded beings, He has chosen to manifest in a new form to manifest like us in our world, just manifest like us for our full benefit. So now we should concentrate to offer Him the best education, we have to create very pure and best environment and take good care of His health and everything, they are not like us for them they will learn very fast and very easily, from our side we just need to create the best environment . He will bring great benefits for the Buddha Dharma and numberless beings, having one holy being like this in our world is much more worthwhile then having hundreds and hundreds of like us. Now we should treasure Him and take good care of Him.”
The little holy boy Tenzin Nyudrup was ordained on 12th Jan 2006 by HH the 14th Dalai Lama at 8 am in Amarvati in the Kalachakra Mandala House, the most holy site where the Buddha Shakyamuni gave the teachings on the Kalachakra tantra for the first time in this world. The greatest auspicious holy site Amarvati Holy stupa, the greatest auspicious holy Guru the living compassionate Buddha Chenrezig HH The 14th Dalai Lama, the greatest auspiciousness of holy teaching, the great tantric teaching the Kalachakra initiation, the greatest month day and hour and moment – with all this incredible auspicious occasions the holy boy Tenzin Nyudrup was ordained and given a holy ordination name – Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche. When HH the Dalai Lama gave this holy name to the little boy Tenzin Nyudrup His Holiness said “Since you have changed your form I wish to give you a new name, so half my name and half your past life’s name. I have great hope in you, may you be auspicious to the Dharma, I give you a name TENZIN PHUNTSOK.” (Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche)
After the ordination on 12th Jan 2006, there was an ordination ceremony for Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche at 1.30pm in Amarvati and over 800 students of the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog attended from all over the world as well many Sangha and abbots and ex-abbots and of course Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khenrinpoche Lama Lundrup and so on.
On that day Khensur Rinpoche came to the auspicious gathering and said to Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche “We all have great hope in you and you are our future and you have to turn the great wheel of Dharma to the all world. We all have faith in you and we have full trust that you will be the great opening wisdom eye for numberless blind poor mother beings. You brighten our coming days.”
On that same day Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche met his old past life close friend the ex-abbot of Seraje Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Thechog, Kyabje Dagri Rinpoche and other great Lamas.
On 21st Jan 2006 while Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche was on the pilgrimage to Ajanta and Ellora (80 Mahasiddhas’ Caves in India) Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche for the first time met his old past life friend the ex-abbot of Samdeyling Monastery Khensur Jampa Tseten. Khensur Rinpoche was very happy and offer kata and offerings to his past life friend in a different form, the 3 and half years old Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche. And his first words to him were “I heard the great and very very auspicious news about your return in Amarvati during HH the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra initiation, I did try to find where you were staying but unfortunately I was unable to. But I had full faith in our past karma and I did strong prayers that we must meet soon. My prayers and our past karma are answered. Rinpoche you are truly wonderful, do you remember me?” Then they touch their forehead and Khensur Rinpoche said “Now you have to come back to Sera University soon and have to return to Lhowa Khamtsen, and I have full faith in you that you will be one of the greatest lamas in the coming days and you have to turn the wheel of Dharma all over the world and have to live long and take good care, as for me I am already too old and soon will have to leave the world”.
Amazing facts about Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche:
- His great compassion and concern for sick people and poor people.
- His thoughtfulness to everyone.
- His respect and affection for holy objects, especially Buddha images and stupas.
- His love of stupas and buddhas images even at the age of 3 and a half.
- Since he was two years old he prefers to sleep alone and before he sleeps he like to recite Om mani peme hum. He will chant this mantra till he sleep.
- Everyday he wakes up at 3.00am to chant JANGCHUP SEMCHO RINPOCHE the holy bodhichitta prayer.
- He likes only red and yellow colour cloths.
- Make clear decisions and he knows what is good and what is not good.
- He will be relaxed and happy before any good and auspicious things are about to happen.
- He was able to pick up his previous life’s mala.
- He goes up to the cave where Geshe la did strict retreat and always looked up to the cave.
- Tenzin Nyudrup was born at 3 am on Monday 28 Oct 2002 which is Tibetan 22nd of the 9th month which is the auspicious day on which Buddha Descended from Tushita Heaven. He was supposed to be born in August, but he delayed two months in the womb.
- His parents Apey Karsang Phuntsok and Dolma Choezom were matchmade by the late great yogi Himself, the date of the engagement and the date for their marriage were all chosen by late great mahasiddha Geshe la Himself.
- His birth astrology stated very clearly that this child is not ordinary and is the manifestation birth of one very highly realized lama from the Southern direction.
With great auspiciousness and great fortune H.E. Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, at the age of 3 and a half years old from 8 Jan to 16 Jan 2006 have received the commentary on the profound view and the great highest yoga initiation, the Kalachakra initiation and the Long life initiation and he completed pilgrimage to Amarvati Kalachakra stupa, Nagarjuna Konda, the 80 mahasiddhas’ caves at Ajanta and Ellora and to the three great monastic universities – Drepung, Ganden, Sera and so on. With this auspiciousness our precious Rinpoche will be able to receive all the teachings on sutra and tantra and be able to cultivate and be able to meditate and be able to grant the great blessing of the Dharma to all the numberless beings and be able to liberate all beings up to everlasting happiness and able to perform all the virtuous deeds just as all the past buddhas and bodhisattvas have performed.
The precious child Tenzin Nyudrup by the holy ordination name given Him by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on 12th Jan 2006 at 8am at the most holy place Amarvati during the Kalachakra initiation is “TULKU TENZIN PHUNTSOK RINPOCHE”
3rd March 2006 was H.E. Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche’s enthronement.